Kathy Gilmore, President
As the 10th President of the Valley Industrial Association, Kathy expands
on her previous role as Membership Manager to work for the brightest
future of the organization, so that the VIA can continue to best serve area
manufacturers and the businesses that serve them. Kathy brings an entrepreneurial
spirit to the VIA having 20 years' experience as an upper level sales director for
a Chicago-land kitchenware company. Rounding out her sales experience with an
MBA from Aurora University in 2017, she has some fresh ideas and enthusiasm for
the 115 year-old organization.
Sue Secondi, Office Manager
Sue joined our Staff in June of 2017 with an extensive background
ranging from Insurance to Accounting, Business Administration, Sales
and Construction. Sue has a unique viewpoint and operates with a
member-centered acumen. No challenge is too large to tackle,
making Sue a boon for the VIA.
Trish Overturf, Program Manager
Trish is our newest addition to the VIA family. She comes with a background rich in Event planning, Marketing, Advertising, PR and even has some fun experience in working with Celebrity clientele.
She's a perfect fit for working with our VIPs in the Valley. Please help us make her feel welcome!
Katrina Syrris, Membership & Marketing Associate
Recent graduate of Aurora University with a BA in English, Katrina joins the VIA team with wonderful experience in reception and administrative assistance. She has a decade of experience working with the non-profit community theater as a performer, stage manager, and most recently, director. With a focus on social media
and VIA's E-zine, The Voice, Katrina's versatile skill set and energy make her a lively and resourceful
addition to the VIA.